Tag Archives: John F. Kennedy

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Falling for Jackie Kennedy

Many Americans only got their first look at Jackie during the inaugural ceremonies, but her fashion sense and unflappable poise soon made her one of the country’s most admired first ladies. ... More
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Rethinking Kennedy’s Camelot

In the years following the death of President Kennedy, many people often spoke of his presidency as an idyllic time. They dubbed those pre-assassination days as “Camelot,” a noble, idyllic but ultimately doomed kingdom. ... More
Official White House photo of President Kennedy in the Oval Office.

Why Kennedy Still Matters

The 35th president completed only three years of his term and left behind a pile of unfinished projects and unraveling plans. Yet Americans consistently rank him among our greatest presidents. Archivist Jeff Nilsson explains why we still love JFK. ... More
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A Surprisingly Popular Presidency

Despite political opposition–and a few arguable failures in policy and tactic–John F. Kennedy remained a popular, well-regarded president throughout his short term in office. Archivist Jeff Nilsson explains why. ... More

Classic Covers: Presidents

At the time The Saturday Evening Post described him as, “the heaviest President, the most traveled President, the best-natured President and the first golf player to occupy the White House.” ... More

Classic Covers: Leading Men

Sure, 1960′s and 70′s covers depicted the Vietnam War and politics. But happily, on occasion, a celebrity showed up. Last week, it was leading ladies. This week, celebrity covers showing some of the hottest male actors of the 1960s and 70s. We’ll call them our “leading men.” ... More